NextTech: From Scientist to CEO – Building a Biotech Company from the Ground Up

Livermore, CA


6:00pm - 8:30pm

The NextTech Speaker series features Rachel Haurwitz, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Caribou Biosciences.

Rachel is a co-founder of Caribou Biosciences and has been President and CEO since its inception. She has a research background in CRISPR-Cas biology, and is also a co-founder of Intellia Therapeutics. In 2014, she was named by Forbes Magazine to the “30 Under 30” list in Science and Healthcare, and in 2016, Fortune Magazine named her to the “40 Under 40” list of the most influential young people in business.

Rachel is an inventor on several patents and patent applications covering multiple CRISPR-derived technologies, and she has co-authored scientific papers in high impact journals characterizing CRISPR-Cas systems. Rachel earned an A.B. in Biological Sciences from Harvard College, and received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tri-Valley native and Maxygen Co-founder and Director of Operations, Janelle Muranaka, will engage the audience in an interactive discussion with Rachel about her experience going from scientist to CEO overnight.

Our program is as follows:

6 pm- 6:45 pm – Food, beverages, and networking
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm – A conversation with Rachel Haurwitz
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm – More networking

About NextTech

The NextTech Speaker Series connects Bay Area founders, investors, executives, and technology developers with the life sciences community in the Tri-Valley and greater East Bay. Each NextTech speaker brings a unique perspective on how to succeed in an innovation economy evolving beyond Silicon Valley.

Who should attend?

Scientists, technologists, and business professionals working in industries or research that relies on deep science such as the life sciences, energy, materials, and information technology who are entrepreneurs or have entrepreneurial ambitions.

Why should I attend?

This event is designed to relay information, inspiration, and networking opportunities with the speaker and other entrepreneurs.

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Contact: Yolanda Fintschenko
Contact Phone: 925 784 3597
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Event Address:

The Switch
1911 Second Street
Livermore, CA 94550